publication . Article . Other literature type . 2008

New Public Space in Urban China

Piper Gaubatz;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Dec 2008
  • Publisher: Centre d'étude français sur la Chine contemporaine
Abstract
China’s post-reform modernisation and hyper-urbanisation have brought new public spaces to Chinese cities. This article examines the development of a public sphere and five types of new public spaces: newly-open landscapes, squares, commercial spaces, “green” spaces, and transitional spaces. Specific examples are drawn from Beijing, Shanghai, and Xining.
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free text keywords: General Social Sciences, Political science, Beijing, China, Public sphere, Project commissioning, Publishing, business.industry, business, Public space, Urban china, Modernization theory, Public relations, Economy
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